I have to admit that I haven’t paid much attention to Kendrick Lamar until now. I liked a couple of tracks that I heard him on but for the most part I just wasn’t feeling his music at all. His new album To Pimp a Butterfly however is a slightly different story.
This is an album filled with quality hip hop, funk, jazz, soul and everything in between and perhaps most importantly, it sounds original and fresh. On top of that, there’s a whole heap of incredible artists helping out including George Clinton, Thundercat, Bilal, Anna Wise, Snoop Dogg, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Terrace Martin, Flying Lotus, Taz Arnold and more.
The album is out now a week ahead of schedule. Cop it on iTunes.
Institutionalized feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg
Complexion (A Zulu Love) feat. Rapsody